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|DuckTales - Volume 2|
Actors: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Raśl Aldana, Joan Gerber
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Animation
The world's wealthiest duck is back for more thrills and laughs in the second installment of Disney's DUCKTALES. Scrooge McDuck may have an uncanny knack for making money, but he's in over his head trying to keep up with n... more »
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Volume Two coming along with Golden Suns
Mr. Ms. Pengelly | UK | 08/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So after plenty of lobbying and the internet community speaking out, DuckTales' Pilot, Treasure of the Golden Suns is making its way onto DVD, one Volume too late, but certainly nonetheless, great news. Not in its original movie format, but the 5 parts that went out into syndication after the first run of season one. Disc One includes, Treasure of The Golden Suns (Split into 5 parts), Back to the Klondike, Horse Scents and Scrooge's Pet. Disc Two includes The Firefly Fruit Contest episodes (1-4), Merit-Time Adventure, The Golden Fleecing, Ducks of the West and The Time Teasers. Disc three finished the set with Back Out in the Outback, Raiders of the Lost Harp, The Right Duck, Scroogerello, Double-O-Duck, Luck o' the Dcuks, Duckworths Revolt and the 2 story episode Magica's Magic Mirror and Take Me Out of the Ballgame."
'Looking for something that the entire family can enjoy?
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 12/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a child of the fifties, I grew up reading comic books. Though I was more a fan of the superhero variety, I occasionally read the "lighter" titles, which included such fare as "Archie" and Carl Banks' "Uncle Scrooge." It is the latter that served as the basis for the series from which this compilation is culled.
Premiering as a weekday show in 1987, "Disney's DuckTales" brought a new dimension to television animation. Though primarily geared for a young audience, the show had enough in jokes and historical/pop culture references to appeal to the children's parents. Well done parodies of "Star Trek," the "Indiana Jones" series, John Wayne, the Kentucky Derby, James Bond, fairy tales and world mythology, and even primetime's biggest soap opera, "Dallas," can be found among this 24-episode collection.
The highlight, of course, is "Treasure of the Golden Suns," the five-part pilot that introduces Uncle Scrooge and tells how he became guardian to nephew Donald's younger charges, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The episode also shows the transition of Scrooge from miserly to a bit more compassionate to others as a result of his new-found "parenthood."
In addition to these characters, there is the introduction of Mrs. Beakly, the nanny, and her grandchild, Webby; the butler, Duckworth; inventor, Gyro Gearloose; erstwhile pilot Lauchpad McQuack; the boys' friend, Doofus; and McDuck's chief financial nemesis, Flintheart Glomgold. Filling out the cast are the recurring appearances of The Beagle Boys and sorceress Magica De Spell.
Voicing these characters is a talented array of voice actors. Leading the pack is Alan Young ("Uncle Scrooge"), primarily known for his memorable turn as Wilbur Post, owner of the "Mr. Ed" of television fame. Young brings vivid life to the sometimes cantankerous yet lovable duck millionaire. Terence McGovern has fun as "Launchpad," while Russi Taylor has a field day providing all the voices of the younger ducklings.
Hal Smith, forever "Otis" on the old "Andy Griffith Show," assays the duel roles of Gyro and Glomgold, as well as other incidental characters. Jim Cummings and Peter Cullen are other actors that bring voice to a myriad of characters.
And the legendary June Foray, the voice behind "Rocky the Flying Squirrel," utilizes her distinctive pipes as "Magica De Spell."
Besides the great writing, Ron Jones, composer of arguably the best score in "Star Trek: The Next Generation's" history ("The Best of Both Worlds, Parts I and II") is responsible for the exciting music that would be used throughout the series run. Much better than the usual fare that accompanies television 'toons, Jones deserved an Emmy for his compositions.
In all, "DuckTales" belongs in the cartoon hall of fame as a prime example of a program that is definitely "family friendly" and non-condescending to small fry, stimulating as well as entertaining."
If you like Indiana Jones, you'll love DuckTales!
James G | Long Beach, California | 11/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"DuckTales is not necessarily a children's show. It's actually a very entertaining show for all ages. Thank goodness the first collection was popular enough to produce a second. DuckTales was one of the best cartoons ever made. So far I own both collections, collection one of Chip n' Dale, and the Talespin DVD set. I'm also looking forward to a collection of Real Ghostbusters seasons but that's a whole other studio. Thank you Disney for bringing this show back. I'm hoping that the third collection will be out sometime next year (with Bubba and Gizmo Duck) and I hope the movie will be released on DVD soon. The only thing I wish the folks at Disney could find is some behind the scenes footage or have an interview video with the developers of the show. This show brings back so many childhood memories. The copyright date of 1987 seems like ages ago. Disney should really bring shows like this back into the market."
Carl Barks Up the Right Tree
Gord Wilson | Bellingham, WA USA | 03/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The second volume of DuckTales is as much a delight as the first, because it in a sense starts over, opening with the pilot episode, here presented in five parts, Treasure of the Golden Suns. At the outset, Donald Duck has joined the Navy, so his nephews go to live with their money- loving Uncle Scrooge. At first they don't get along: he's got lots of rough edges, and the trio blench at being restrained. The very first episode brilliantly brings in the Junior Woodchucks, the scouting group Huey, Dewey, and Louie joined up with in the later Dell/ Gold Key Carl Barks comics.
From the beginning, this was an imaginative, lavishly done cartoon series, the flagship of the Disney Afternoon, which would also include TaleSpin, Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers and Gummi Bears. Like DuckTales, these shows brought back stars from the Disney archives, building on the Disney strength of strong character design.
DuckTales is also a textbook case of how to make a DVD set. This box set includes three one- sided discs, each in their own slipcase, with a total of 19 episodes as well as the five part pilot. You can easily skip the initial Coming Attractions by pushing Menu on the remote. If you're doing Cartoons without Cable, your kids can look forward to a new episode each day. If you're an animation lover, fan of Carl Barks' comics or a Disneyphile, this is the set for you. Disney has long been synonymous with quality in animation; now they also lead the way in creating excellent DVD box sets."